10 Tips to Increase Safety in Your Shop

Every shop owner/manager is constantly trying to increase the productivity and efficiency of their shop, but it cannot come at the sacrifice of safety. The priority is to ensure the employees go home in the same way they came, so when it comes to safety, nothing is a good thing. Safety is when nothing happens. No incidents, no injuries, no close calls, nothing. Every shop has their own unique rules and guidelines, however, some rules are transcendent and should be applied anywhere there is a vehicle lift in use. We have put together a list highlighting the top tips in lift safety. Follow these and your shop could be on its way to nothing, but in a good way.         

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Top Blogs of 2016

Annnnd it's gone! The past year came and went, and if you're like us, you will spend the next 8 months trying to discreetly change that 6 into 7 when you write a check.(those of us that still write checks) 2016 was a big year for Rotary Lift, and the Blueprint Blog, so let's take a look back at the blogs of 2016 that you thought were the best.


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New Year. New Shop Equipment?

If you’re like most people, you like new beginnings. They give you a chance to forget the past and feel like you have a fresh start. And there’s no fresher start than New Year’s—for you and your shop. You’re probably making a few resolutions to get into better shape. You should do the same for your shop. And there’s no better way to get your shop in better shape than with new equipment.

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Force Behind the Lift: Josh Scroggins

Have you been car shopping lately? If you have, then you can see there is huge difference in pricing for the same year, make and models. All of the versions will get you from a to b, so what’s the difference? The options and accessories. A base model vehicle has the basics and will do the job, but a higher package makes the ride a little easier and more comfortable, the exact same can be said for Rotary Lifts. A base model SPOA-10 will lift a car day in and day out, and provide you years of great service. However, start adding things like Shockwave™, TRIO™ arms, or Spotline™ and you will soon wonder how you ever managed without them. At Rotary the guy responsible for making you aware of those parts and accessories, is Josh Scroggins.

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2016 Rotary Year In Review

The end of the year is a time to reflect and look back on how things have changed over the past twelve months. In 2016, we saw steady growth in the auto industry, with several new design trends hitting the market. Whether it is aluminum bodied vehicles, or smaller engines to help increase mpg, the landscape is constantly changing, which is why Rotary continues our efforts to help your shop stay on the forefront of innovation.

In Rotary’s continued drive to bring you the most innovative products, we had a very exciting 2016. So, in case you missed them, here is a quick recap:

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The complete lowdown on low-rise lifts

Does an inground or four-post lift give you the power and height you need for your big jobs? You bet. Do you always need that height and power? Of course not. And that’s where low-rise lifts come in. They’re perfect for quick service work like brakes, tires, body repairs and estimating.

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RAI Spotlight: American Hoist Air & Lube

The state of Michigan has become synonymous with freezing cold temps, giant snow storms, and residents who point to their palm to tell you where they’re from. However, many may think about the blue collar auto workers that have made Michigan proud to be the center of the automobile industry. Following in that same tradition is American Hoist Air & Lube, a family owned and operated Rotary Lift distributor whose best-selling feature(aside from great lifts) is their commitment to customer service.

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4 Ways to Make Your Fleet Greener

Managers of fleets, both large and small, are in a unique position to make big changes when it comes to going green. Upping sustainability in both fuel consumption and fleet maintenance can do a lot to reduce a company’s overall environmental footprint.

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90 Second Know Hows

How many times have you found yourself Googling, “how to change the element in your hot water heater”, or “easiest way to peel a boiled egg?” How great is it when a video pops up with a person to give you step-by-step instructions? Well we feel the same way. In fact, we have taken everyone’s love for how-to videos and made our own library. Rotary is continuing to build on our video series called “ 90 Second Know Hows.”
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5 Important Factors Shop Owners Should Consider When Choosing Auto Lifts

Deciding between auto lifts is no small task. As the shop owner, you have to determine which manufacturer and model is right for your needs, and that decision can have a big impact on employees, your shop and your business’s well-being.

Of course, the first thing you need to do is zero in on the best type of auto lift for your particular bay. Look at the kinds of vehicles you plan to work on and the services you’ll perform. Once you’ve narrowed down your options in this way, it comes down to deciding between manufacturers and their specific models.

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